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Hindsight is 2020: Claiming Space for Oncology Social Work in Radiation Oncology as a Behavioral Hea

Jenny Kwak, LCSW, OSW-C
Recorded on January 19, 2021

Hindsight is 2020: Claiming Space For Oncology Social Work as a Behavioral Health Clinician

About this Live Interactive Webinar

After working as an advanced clinical social worker at Stanford Health Care for 14 years, Jenny Kwak, LCSW, OSW-C, created her current position as the radiation oncology behavioral health therapist. In this webinar, she will describe the pilot, methods of tracking and advocacy for the position she created. Attendees will learn about clinical interventions used, advocacy for a new position, ways to integrate into a new department and role differentiation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to support patients’ emotional needs during radiation treatment.
  2. Discuss ways to advocate for increased therapeutic resources in Cancer Centers.
  3. Review methods of assessing positive feedback regarding brief therapy.

Presenter

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Jenny Kwak, LCSW, OSW-C

Jenny is trained in multiple fields and is always interested in pursuing new challenges. She has worked for 30 years in the field of social work as a case manager, hotline coordinator, lecturer, therapist, transplant and oncology clinical social worker. She has been employed in a variety of nonprofit, medical and academic settings. She has been an advanced clinical social worker at Stanford Health Care for 14 years and currently is the radiation oncology behavioral health therapist and created her position.

Continuing Education Credits

Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation. 

Course Designation
This course has been approved for 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Outline
1:00 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.: Identify ways to support patients’ emotional needs during radiation treatment.

1:26 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.: Discuss ways to advocate for increased therapeutic resources in Cancer Centers.

1:51 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Review methods of assessing positive feedback regarding brief therapy.

2:16 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Questions and Answers

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB):  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/2019 - 11/11/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S STATE BOARD FOR SOCIAL WORK:
Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: ASOW will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution: (1) Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AOSW representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual. (2) If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows. (3) The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, The Association of Oncology Social Work, AOSW Headquarters, 111 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1412, Chicago, IL 60604. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30-days of receipt of the written complaint.

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